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Cleveland at Philadelphia

W: J. Romero (1-0) L: K. Wood (1-3)
HR: CLE - S. Choo (9),S. Choo (10)   PHI - J. Werth (13),B. Schneider (1),J. Rollins (3)

Rollins' walk-off blast against Wood propels Phillies past Indians

CBSSports.com wire reports

PHILADELPHIA -- Jimmy Rollins took a big swing, stood at home plate and watched the ball soar into the seats. Before he even reached first base, the dugout had already emptied and his teammates were waiting for him.

Rollins hit the first game-ending home run of his career, a two-run shot with one out in the ninth inning Wednesday night that lifted the Philadelphia Phillies past the Cleveland Indians 7-6.

"I never saw a crowd like that coming around third base," Rollins said. "I didn't know what to do. I thought about sliding."

Rollins was mobbed by his teammates and got a knuckle noogie on his shaved head from manager Charlie Manuel. Then he took a shaving cream pie to the face from Shane Victorino while doing an interview.

"It felt good," Rollins said. "It was one of those moments."

Trailing 6-5, the Phillies rallied against Kerry Wood (1-3). Brian Schneider led off with a walk and pinch-runner Wilson Valdez advanced to second on a groundout.

Rollins then hit a liner inside the right-field foul pole to win it. The 2007 NL MVP was 0 for 8 since returning from his second stint on the disabled list. He has played in only 14 games this season because of a calf injury.

"He said, 'I got one, didn't I?' " Manuel said. "He was very happy about it."

Schneider and Jayson Werth added solo home runs for the Phillies.

Shin-soo Choo hit two two-run homers for the Indians.

"I talked to the hitting coach before the game because I hadn't hit a homer in two weeks," Choo said. "The balls fly out of here."

The Indians went ahead 6-5 in the ninth off J.C. Romero (1-0). With runners at second and third and the infield drawn in, Carlos Santana hit a hard one-hopper to shortstop. Rollins made a diving backhanded stop, but the throw home from his knees skipped past Schneider for an error and Trevor Crowe scored standing.

The two-time NL champion Phillies are 6-3 since a 5-14 skid. Cleveland, which has the second-worst record in the AL, has lost four straight.

Neither starter pitched well. Jake Westbrook gave up four runs and seven hits in five innings for the Indians. Philadelphia's Kyle Kendrick allowed four earned runs and six hits in four-plus innings.

"I wasn't good," Kendrick said. "I fell behind hitters. I didn't do my job. It's frustrating."

The Phillies tied it at 1 when Schneider hit reliever Frank Herrmann's first pitch into the seats in right-center leading off the bottom of the seventh. It was the catcher's first home run with the Phillies.

Choo put the Indians ahead 5-4 with his second home run in the fifth after Raul Ibanez hit a two-run double to give Philadelphia its first lead in the fourth.

Crowe reached on second baseman Chase Utley's fielding error before Choo hit an opposite-field drive to left-center. Santana followed with a double to chase Kendrick. But Santana was thrown out trying to score on Ibanez's perfect one-hop strike to the plate after Jhonny Peralta singled to left.

The Phillies had runners on first and third with two outs in the sixth when pitcher Tony Sipp picked Victorino off first. Victorino got caught in a rundown while Ryan Howard broke toward the plate. He charged into Santana, who made the tag and sidestepped the big slugger.

Choo drove an 0-2 pitch into the second deck in right field to put Cleveland ahead 2-0 in the first.

Werth hit his 13th home run to tie it at 2 in the second.


  • The Phillies sent INF/OF Greg Dobbs outright to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. He was designated for assignment on Tuesday and cleared waivers.
  • Victorino was caught trying to steal second base in the second, ending Philadelphia's string of 18 consecutive steals.
  • Choo has four career multihomer games, including two this season.
  • Phillies LHP J.A. Happ gave up three runs in five innings in a rehab start at Double-A Reading.
  • Injured Phillies RHP Ryan Madson will throw a bullpen session Thursday and start a rehab assignment on Sunday.
  • A crowd of 44,510 was the 76th consecutive sellout at Citizens Bank Park.
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J-Roll might never have hit a walk-off home run before, but he knows one when he sees one.  (US Presswire)
J-Roll might never have hit a walk-off home run before, but he knows one when he sees one. (US Presswire)

Players of the Game

J. Werth
AB 3
R 2
H 3
HR 1

S. Choo
AB 4
R 2
H 2
HR 2

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Cleveland Indians
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Shin-Soo Choo, RF4224102 .293
Carlos Santana, C3012100 .353
Austin Kearns, LF4000102 .278
Russell Branyan, 1B5020015 .261
Jhonny Peralta, 3B4010004 .258
Luis Valbuena, 2B4010001 .169
Jason Donald, SS2000101 .234
    Chris Perez, P0000000 .000
    Kerry Wood, P0000000 .000
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    Tony Sipp, P0000000 .000
    Frank Herrmann, P0000000 .000
    Rafael Perez, P0000000 .000
    Joe Smith, P0000000 .000
    Anderson Hernandez, SS1010000 .286
a-grounded out for Westbrook in the 6th
2B - Trevor Crowe 2 (7, Kendrick, Kendrick), Carlos Santana (6, Kendrick), Luis Valbuena (6, Herndon)
HR - Shin-Soo Choo 2 (10, Kendrick, Kendrick)
SF - Carlos Santana (1)
SH - Jason Donald (3)
RBI - Shin-Soo Choo 4 (37), Carlos Santana 2 (10)
CS - Shin-Soo Choo (3, 2nd base by Zagurski/Schneider)
Team LOB - 8
DP - Branyan-Donald, Donald-Valbuena-Branyan
Cleveland Indians
Jake Westbrook 5744121 4.90
Tony Sipp (H,7) 1200100 6.75
Frank Herrmann (BS,1) 1111001 2.08
Rafael Perez 0.1000100 4.56
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Chris Perez 0.2000000 2.67
Kerry Wood (BS,3; L,1-3) 0.1122101 7.98
IBB - Schneider by Jake Westbrook
WP - Jake Westbrook (5)
Pitches-Strikes - Jake Westbrook 75-51, Tony Sipp 21-11, Frank Herrmann 13-9, Rafael Perez 8-4, Joe Smith 6-2, Chris Perez 6-5, Kerry Wood 12-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Jake Westbrook 6-5, Tony Sipp 1-0, Frank Herrmann 1-2, Rafael Perez 1-0, Chris Perez 1-1, Kerry Wood 1-0
Batters Faced - Jake Westbrook 21, Tony Sipp 4, Frank Herrmann 4, Rafael Perez 2, Joe Smith 1, Chris Perez 2, Kerry Wood 3
Philadelphia Phillies
Jimmy Rollins, SS5112020 .300
Placido Polanco, 3B4110000 .311
Chase Utley, 2B3010100 .265
Ryan Howard, 1B4120001 .297
Jayson Werth, RF3231100 .286
Raul Ibanez, LF4012002 .246
Shane Victorino, CF3010103 .246
Brian Schneider, C2111200 .245
    Wilson Valdez, PR0100000 .250
Kyle Kendrick, P2000002 .045
    David Herndon, P0000000 .000
    Mike Zagurski, P0000000 .000
    Danys Baez, P0000000 .000
   a- Ross Gload, PH1000000 .212
    Chad Durbin, P0000000 .000
    J.C. Romero, P0000000 .000
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a-flied out for Baez in the 7th
b-grounded out for Romero in the 9th
2B - Jayson Werth (25, Westbrook), Raul Ibanez (14, Westbrook)
HR - Jimmy Rollins (3, Wood), Jayson Werth (13, Westbrook), Brian Schneider (1, Herrmann)
RBI - Jimmy Rollins 2 (9), Jayson Werth (45), Raul Ibanez 2 (32), Brian Schneider (3)
CS - Ryan Howard (1, Home by Sipp/Santana), Shane Victorino (2, 2nd base by Westbrook/Santana)
Team LOB - 5
Outfield Assists - Raul Ibanez 1
DP - Utley-Howard
E - Jimmy Rollins (1, Throwing), Chase Utley (8, Misplayed grounder)
Philadelphia Phillies
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David Herndon 1.1200010 4.07
Mike Zagurski 1.1000110 0.00
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Chad Durbin 1211000 3.31
J.C. Romero (W,1-0) 1100100 2.51
IBB - Donald by Kyle Kendrick, Kearns by J.C. Romero
Pitches-Strikes - Kyle Kendrick 86-50, David Herndon 16-11, Mike Zagurski 16-8, Danys Baez 5-4, Chad Durbin 15-9, J.C. Romero 14-6
Ground Balls-Fly Balls - Kyle Kendrick 4-8, David Herndon 2-0, Mike Zagurski 1-1, Danys Baez 1-0, Chad Durbin 1-2, J.C. Romero 2-1
Batters Faced - Kyle Kendrick 21, David Herndon 5, Mike Zagurski 4, Danys Baez 1, Chad Durbin 5, J.C. Romero 5
Game Information
Attendance - 44510
Game Time - 3:16
Temperature - 92
Umpires - Home - Gerry Davis, First Base - Sam Holbrook, Second Base - Greg Gibson, Third Base - Brian Knight